The New York Mets (72-86) split a doubleheader with the Miami Marlins (82-76) on Wednesday, taking the opener 11-2 before falling 4-2 in the nightcap.
GAME 1 RECAP
New York used the long ball and a strong performance on the mound from southpaw Joey Lucchesi to roll past Miami in the opener.
Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, and Mark Vientos crushed two-run home runs. Lindor also had a two-run single, while Jeff McNeil added a run-scoring single.
Lucchesi tossed six innings of two-run ball, improving to 4-0 on the season. Trevor Gott, Drew Smith, and Grant Hartwig posted scoreless outings, sealing the win.
GAME 2 RECAP
Francisco Lindor belted two more home runs, becoming the fourth player in Mets history to post a 30-30 season, but aside from that, the team had just four hits.
Kodai Senga capped off his impressive rookie season with two runs over five innings while striking out eight. The right-hander finished with 202 strikeouts in 166.1 innings.
Adam Ottavino allowed two runs in the ninth inning.
The Mets will try to take two of three from the Marlins on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. David Peterson will take the ball.